Middle English Dictionary Entry

flǒur-de-līce, flǒurdelīs n.
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Note: Cp. delice.
(a) A flowering plant of the genus Iris, the fleur-de-lis; often as fig. for Virgin Mary; (b) the fleur-de-lis (esp. the root) used in medicine.
(a) A representation of a fleur-de-lis on a coin, a spoon, etc.; (b) a heraldic device; often as fig. for France or the French king; (c) the name of a building [prob. a shop with a fleur-de-lis as its sign].